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Over 50 Jaw Dropping Body Clips

Love it or hate it, body clipping season is upon us. Those of us that show don't have a lot of creative input with our clips. The biggest question might be how big to...

Your Favorite Horse Based on Your Zodiac Sign

BY JESS CLAWSON Sure, there are a lot of factors that influence the kind of horse we end up with, but maybe it’s also written in the stars? While there is a lot to astrology, our...

Every Horse Movie Currently Streaming To Get You Through Your Social Distancing

Y'all — times are a little rough right now. We're all stuck at home a lot more than we want to be, and it can be hard to pass the time. It's especially difficult...

Horse Games Are Trash and I’m Over It

BY EMILY TAPLEY Let me take 5 minutes out of your day to fill you in on why I'm so annoyed. I started playing games as young as 6 years old. As far as I can...

You Can’t Hide from a Horse – Understanding Equine Assisted Therapy

BY LESLIE MOLINARI Equine Assisted Therapy is an established therapeutic program, but is still new to some people. Recently, I was privileged to witness a session at Blue Bell Equine Assisted Therapy in Blue Bell,...

Disney Made a New Black Beauty Movie and I Have FEELINGS About It

BY LAUREN MAULDIN I've never been one to cry in movies, especially when I was younger. My late husband once challenged me to watch Life is Beautiful without tearing up, and (although it was a...

Tire Kicker

The ad said, “Please, no tire kickers,” and I was just old enough to know that I was one. I saw it hanging on the bulletin board at the feed store in town, just...

Riders Working the Rust Breeches Look

Love them or hate them, rust breeches are a real trend with a strong following. These vintage-look breeches even at one point had their own dedicated active Facebook page, "Bring Back RUST Breeches." For those...

Fit to Ride: Pilates

By Kim Harries No matter what style of riding you prefer, having a strong core, and balanced muscles will benefit both you and your horse. What happens when your horse spooks? Are you able to...

5 Things to Consider When Designing an Equestrian Building

By Steve Wright Design for equestrian buildings is not like building for chickens, pigs, or other farm animals. Since most equine operations are meant for pleasure riding or show riding, there are significant differences in space...

The Delinquent Client: A Potential Problem for All Involved in Equine Sport

By Armand Leone & Jessica Choper What’s The Stableman’s Lien? A state law that allows a stable owner to keep possession of a horse whose owner has not paid for boarding and other services...

Why This Straight PonyMomAmmy Cares About LGBTQ Safe Spaces

BY PONYMOMAMMY It is not very often that I feel disappointed in our horse community. Frankly, you are far more likely to find me shouting from the rooftops about how you would be hard pressed...

EquiFit Manufactures Face Mask to Help Fight Coronavirus

BY DANI SCHNEIDER Across the globe, people are working together to help one another in times of crisis. That is nothing new in the equestrian community, whether it is fires, flood, or other needs, our...

Model Horses So Realistic You’ll Think They’re Alive

Many equestrians played with a "carpet herd" of model horses when they were kids. These toys were our connection the big dreams we hoped would play out with our own horse one day. But...

Still Life with Wild Horses

By Chad Hanson, PhD The hours when the mind is absorbed by beauty are the only hours when we really live. - Richard Jeffries For years I have heard legends about the number of wild horses...

10 Decorated Barns to Get You in the Holiday Spirit

Whether you decorate your barn for the holidays or not, it's hard to deny how picturesque a bright wreath can be under a snowy roof. Now, anyone who takes care of livestock during the...

Tally Ho: Horse Show Dad Attends a Fox Hunt

BY GORDON BALLANTYNE Recently, I was at a charity fundraiser with my wife and her horse barn people.  It was a black tie event so I pulled out my kilt, as any good Scotsman would,...

The Big Field at the End of the World

BY NOA LEIBSON I know I am not the only person in the horse world who has been called a great and terrible fool, prone to great and terribly foolish decisions. There is truth to...

How Fit is Fit Enough?

By Kim Harries I polled 20 riders of varying ages and ability levels and asked a few questions about riding fitness: Is the average time spent riding in lessons and hacking on your own enough?...

The Inspiration You Need for Your Horse’s Next Halloween Costume!

PHOTOS © PAM WHEELER Each fall, Days End Farm Horse Rescue (DEFHR) in Woodbine, MD, hosts a Fall Festival as a way to share the rescue’s mission with the community and to introduce local kids...

How to Create Holiday Horse Photos With Your Cell Phone Camera

BY LAUREN MAULDIN Tis the season to throw a Santa hat or a bow on your horse and smile for the camera! While the best photos are undoubtedly shot by a professional equine photographer, sometimes...

Ten Equestrian TikToks to Follow

BY KAYLA DIXON You have probably heard of the popular video-sharing app TikTok—magical app that seems to have endless content. With fun filters, audio choices, and special effects, you will find something for everyone. Equestrians around...